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Posted on: January 26, 2024

[ARCHIVED] Galentine's Day at Banterra Center!

Attention women of Southern Illinois- The City of Carbondale, in collaboration with Southern Illinois University and Caffeine Until Cocktails, want to honor YOU at a special Galentine’s Day Event at the Saluki Men’s Basketball Game on February 17th, 6 PM!

As Carbondale continues to celebrate our 150th year of being incorporated, we want to showcase the broad accomplishments of women who are paving the path and igniting the future of Carbondale and our region. The City of Carbondale, Southern Illinois University, along with local influencer Jessica Baine of Caffeine Until Cocktails, is throwing a Galentine’s Day party at the Salukis basketball game. This will be an evening of women empowerment celebrated at the Banterra Center as the Salukis take on Indiana State. This evening will also recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of those involved in the Special Olympics, an organization that was formed right here in our backyard by Eunice Kennedy Shriver at SIU’s Touch of Nature.

Any attendee who identifies as a woman will receive a free beverage voucher for a special halftime toast, where featured community members and all the women in the crowd will be honored and recognized for all the powerful work they do here in Southern Illinois. Saluki Athletics will be gifting 500 tickets for the next Saluki Women’s basketball game!

Use special promo code WOMEN when purchasing your tickets at to get $10 tickets for this game. Bring your bestie and raise a glass to show some love to yourself and your fellow Southern Illinois ladies! Contact the City of Carbondale’s Public Relations Officer at 618-457-3262 for more information.

“Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open…for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”

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